Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Urban/Street Fiction: Trash for Cash?

What's woody wood, grasshoppers?

The Coldest Winter Ever had changed the face of Black Literature.

Why? 


Because a lot of young, Black readers, according to statistics from inner city mom and pop book stores, are no longer interested in books by James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Ralph Ellison and others from similar style of writings.

Every Black author who writes street novels need to thank Sistah Souljah because there was NO market for street novels before she dropped "The Coldest…"And they also need to thank Sistah Souljah for giving them a plot to write about since it seems like every urban fiction writer tries to recreate the same theme of her cult classic novel.

I remember shopping for books at Barnes and Noble back in high school and Donald Goines was probably the ONLY street novelist that dominated the shelves. Remind you, this was back around '99-2000.




Fast forward to 2008, and urban/street novels dominate the shelves. I call this, "The Sistah Souljah Effect". This era of street fiction reminds me when “Chick lit” was popular in the 1990's with books by Eric Jerome Dickey, Omar Tyree, and Terry McMillan dominating the scene.

But what disappoints me about upcoming Black writers (which I can also say about upcoming rappers) is that damn near EVERY street novel follows the same formula. The storylines and plots are basically the same:


1. Girl leaves home for big city/has abusive home life/raped by uncle, father, father figure/cousin/dad/someone

2. Winds up a stripper/ho/numbers runner/drug addict/drug dealer

3. Has unprotected sex/gets murdered/becomes a player or playette/baller

4. Boyfriend is either in jail/numbers runner/drug dealer/pimp

5. Either ends up: dead/own business/getting away from her past life


I’m not one of those uppity, self-righteous negroes who says (in nasal voice), "Street novels are ruining the images of Black people and quality of literature."


For the record, I LOVE tales about the streets; the drama, sex, violence and crime interest me. FEDS, ASIS and Don Diva magazines are my favorite joints, and those mags are street oriented.

But I always tell people; if you decide to write about the hood AT LEAST make your story DIFFERENT from what everyone else are writing. And I don’t even want to touch on the flood of spelling and grammatical errors. 

Good Laaaaaawd 

Readers need to demand thorough editing in books and the sharp use of grammar from novelist without the urge of wanting to grab a red pen to mark mistakes while reading. I’m not striving to “throw salt” in anyone’s game by down talking Black writers, but what saddens me is when I see wasted potential go down the drain when books display half hearted editing with unoriginal storylines.












However, street literature "speaks" the same language as their target audience (18-25 years of age) and provides an alternative from novels that appeal to the 30-45 age market. People who normally don’t read crave urban lit and the books generally serve as a tool to grab non-readers. On the other hand, what’s the use of speaking to an audience’s language without giving them some sort of food for thought?

The underlying problem is not street literature, but rather the lack of balance in the mainstream. If I want candy and potato chips, why can’t I ask for fruits and vegetables?

Fiction lacking substance are pushed harder than books that educate and entertain the public. While novelists need to grind hard to push their product, they also need a platform to display their literary talent. Not saying street literature fails to drop jewels, but there’s a thin line between writing realism and exploiting the underworld and its pitfalls, especially when writers dumb down for dollars.

Aight ya'll, I'm Audi 5000

Peace and Afro Grease

Nah'Sun the Great @ www.nahsunblaze.com



Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Top 5 Rap Songs of All-Time

What's woody wood, grasshoppers?

Many songs in Hip-Hop have been made, but only a few make me press the repeat button for me to listen without ear fatigue

I've chosen 5 cuts that never gets old like fine wine as time runs on speed...of course there are more than 5 I had in mind...I just didn't feel like writing them all down...instead I picked the best of the best as a bonafied Hip-Hop head

So without further ado, peep the cold cutz...


5. Sound Good - T.R.E




The average person may not have heard of this underground eMCee or the song for that matter, but this track perfectly describes the today's rap game

CLICK HERE to listen


4. Murda Mo - Krayzie Bone



The sample beat from Art of Noise Moments in Love is so ill that Krayzie used it twice on two different albums

CLICK HERE to listen


3. T.O.N.Y - Capone N Noreaga 



The first verse from NORE is one of the hardest I've heard in rap

CLICK HERE to listen


2. Elevators (Me and You) - Outkast



I copped the cassette single back in '96, and I played this cut over and over and over and over and over and over...

And still do

CLICK HERE to listen


1. Nuthin' But a G Thang - Dr Dre and Snoop



Need I say more?

CLICK HERE to listen


HONORABLE MENTION

Triumph - Wu-Tang Clan


All 10 members of the Wu did their thing along with the intro from Ol Dirty (RIP)

CLICK HERE to listen


Peace and Afro Grease

Nah'Sun the Great @ www.nahsunblaze.com




Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Hot 97 Freestyle of the Year

What's woody wood, grasshoppers?

The holy trinity of radio show freestyle is up for debate...

...and that debate is between Mysonne, Loaded Lux, and Black Thought for the crown of the Hot 97 Freestyle hosted by Funk Flex

Mysonne stepped up to the plate and impressed the hell outta listeners, then Lux came along and challenged the crown

But Black Thought tho?

Yoooooooooooooo

Shout out to these three brothas tho, because whomever you think had the best rhyme in this era of style over substance, those freestyles were MUCH needed

Click the links and peep game


Mysonne





Loaded Lux




Black Thought




Peace and Afro Grease

Nah'Sun the Great @ www.nahsunblaze.com


Tuesday, December 26, 2017

New York Women

What's woody wood, grasshoppers?

I have a quick question to ask...


...why are New York women so damn mean?!

And why do I think New York women walk around with a chip on their shoulders?

I used to say to my New York buddies, "I don't know how ya'll can deal with the women here"


So at first, I thought it was just me. But then I found out that other dudes in NYC felt the same way. And I felt better…LOL

I’m from Chicago, and I've met women from different parts of the city when I used to perform and go clubbing in NYC...I noticed a BIG difference between the attitudes of native New Yorkers and out of towners...even Long Island women are much cooler and more down to earth, and Long Island is on the SAME body of land with Brooklyn and Queens!



For everyone who isn’t from New York City, NYC is made up of 5 boroughs: Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Manhattan, and the red headed step-child called Staten Island.

Long Island is east of Queens.

What’s funny is that it got to a point where I KNOW when a woman is NOT from the 5 boroughs.

If you’re a chick who smiles and appears too happy-go-lucky when I see you walking down the street, most likely you’re NOT from New York.

Real talk

How do I know?

I usually strike a conversation with them and find out they aren’t originally from NYC, or when I converse with a woman at a club who lives out of town

I don’t wanna generalize, but the majority of women I’ve met in NYC who acted more easy going were either:


A) From other parts of the United States and moved to New York

B) Older women (age 30 and up)

C) Living on Long Island, Westchester County (north of the Bronx), or New Jersey (across the Hudson River from NYC)




You might say, "King, maybe it's how you approach them"

I’m not the type of dude who normally holla at females on the street. That’s not my style because it’s impersonal, and I understand the bullshit that women go thru from men on a daily basis with the cat calls.

If I catch eye contact with a shorty, I might say, “Hey, beautiful” and go my merry way.

Sometimes I get a response...

...sometimes I don’t

I don’t take it personal when I don't

I don’t take it personal because NYC is a cold, dog-eat-dog, rat race type of city where people are constantly on top of each other.

And people wonder why I rather work and live on Long Island than the boroughs…NYC is TOO stressful...word up

So I understand why New York women put up a defensive wall when you approach them


I laugh to myself when I see a sista mean mugging, but smiles AFTER I say a joke.

Anyway, I’m out like Star Wars

Peace

Nah'Sun the Great @ www.nahsunblaze.com

P.S.

To all the New York women out there; I’m not shitting on ya’ll. But damn, it doesn’t hurt to smile sometimes


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Sex on the First Date

It's not what you do, but how you do it - a wise woman

What's woody wood, grasshoppers?

If a woman decides to sleep with a man on the first date does that make her a hoe???

My answer is Yes...

...and No


Before I explain my answers, I would like to say there are two important things when intimacy is involved: Vibe and Chemistry.

Sex is more mental than physical.

So, to make a long explanation short, the body follows the mind which makes chemistry important. Time 
doesn’t mean anything. The waiting game of sex should come naturally, not forcefully. 

If a chick gives me ass on the first DATE, I wouldn’t look at her as hoe. It’s what she does BEFORE sex that determines whether she has high or low self-esteem.


For example, if honey is a freak, but carries herself in a classy, respectful way, I'll appreciate that. But acting sleezy with no self awareness 24/7 is a turn off. I couldn't get my dick hard even if I wanted to regardless if she's dime and a half.

I appreciate good conversations, and may not be in the mood for all the physical "non-versation"...if you know what I mean.

I realized in my years of living on this planet called earth that women want sex just as much as men, but men and women are "programmed" differently, but that conversation is for another blog.

Let me say this tho...

I've heard it all from women like, “King, I want you to wait so you can appreciate me more” to “It’ll feel more special if we take baby steps”

Huh?

What!? *Lil Jon's voice*

Look, holding out on sex is pointless when we gonna fuck anyway

And why would you wait just to find out the sex is wack?

On the flip side...

...anticipation is a muthafucka, as people often cherish a situation that makes them wait to the point of appreciation

To the fellas, you might wanna wait things out because you don’t wanna sleep with a shorty who's crazy as bat shit. You might be stuck with her for A LONG time. Phone calls from the same chick every half hour isn't kosher.

Trust me...I know


Aight, I’m out like Super Soakers

P.S.

The first DATE and NIGHT are two different things:

Some chicks prefer a one night stand to get a quick nut while others wanna wait things out because they see you as relationship material.

The FIRST DATE means we talked on the phone, chatted on the internet or whatever the case, and got FAMILIAR WITH EACH OTHER before we actually went out.

The FIRST NIGHT means I met you at the club and you let me beat them cheeks once I took you home afterward

Aight, ya'll

Peace and Afro Grease

Nah'Sun the Great @ www.nahsunblaze.com



Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Waxing Poetic Interview with La Kata EK

What's woody wood, grasshoppers?

Check out what I have in store for the future in an interview hosted by La Kata EK for her blog site

Aye!

CLICK HERE to read

Peace and Afro Grease

Nah'Sun the Great @ www.nahsunblaze.com

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Female Ejaculation

I love eating coochie…

Okay, let me stop being fresh…It's aight, and I don't do it often…at least when I don't need to. I thought eating box was gross until I had to "man up" and realize that intimacy is a give and take activity

I might sound like a broken record, but the best way to stimulate a woman during sex is focusing on the clitoris and "g-spot", and 
there's a special technique to that art

For the record, I speak from experience…ya bwoy never fronts for the ladies…and if you don't believe me…well…there's one way of finding out (If I like you like that )




Teasing the inner thighs and other parts of a woman's body is VERY important. Anticipation will most definitely moisten the kitten and urge her to want penetration. Kissing/licking and massaging a woman’s thighs, back of her knee caps, lower back, back of her neck, ass cheeks, collar bone, in between her breasts, and toes (if they’re on point) are some of a woman's hot spots.

Always focus on how she BREATHES. Move your hands and tongue like the way she's breathing and moving. It's no different from dancing. You'll know when you're doing something right by the way she breathes.

Don't pay attention to her moaning. 

That is how you can play yourself by believing you're doing a good job when actually you ain't doing shit…a woman can fake a moan because it's controllable…breathing ISN'T




And when she breathes heavily use your fingers like you're telling someone to "come here" to stroke the G-Spot, which is two inches above inside the vagina. Make sure your nails are clean and because coochie needs special treatment, too…LOL

Gently massage the clit with the tongue in CIRCLES. Pretend your tongue is dancing with the clit by moving the tongue in a rhythm. Switching up speeds with the tongue is good, but NOT good when you do it off beat like you're starving

Once you work on the G-Spot and the clit at the SAME TIME, you'll know when she ejaculates as her pussy squirts. Beware of clear liquids squirting (it's not urine) when shorty's about to explode. It's impossible for a woman and man to urine while ejaculating so there's no need to worry.

As I think about it, oral sex isn't the only way for a woman to ejaculate. But, I'm not going to give away my secrets…LOL

And by the way, a woman bustin a nut and ejaculating are two different things…one is automatic (cumming) and the other requires more attention (ejaculation)…and of course, THIS TAKES PRACTICE.

Peace and Afro Grease


Nah'Sun the Great @ www.nahsunblaze.com